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Pirates 'comfortable,' come what may in 2018

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:47:12 EDT

When the Pirates arrived at the Winter Meetings on Sunday night, it was unclear whether they did so as buyers, sellers or something in between. As they hurried home Thursday morning, their status is still up in the air.

SHOP SALE: Take 25-50% off sitewide

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Save big while making a serious dent in your shopping list. Take 25 to 50 percent off sitewide at the Pirates Shop through tonight at 11:59 ET in a special two-day savings event.

Bid on amazing Pirates, PNC Park experiences

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:21:49 EDT

Want to chat with Pirates manager Clint Hurdle? Ever dreamed of throwing out the first pitch at beautiful PNC Park or taking in a game from the suite level? The Pirates are offering three experiences in this year's auction.

Bucs pick RHPs Burdi, Milbrath in Rule 5 Draft

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:07:27 EDT

The Pirates added a pair of high-upside right-handers on the final day of the Winter Meetings, selecting reliever Jordan Milbrath and acquiring rehabbing reliever Nick Burdi shortly after the Rule 5 Draft ended.

Hurdle believes Bucs' current bats can thrive

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:20:03 EDT

Ask Clint Hurdle how the Pirates can improve offensively next season, and he won't mention a power-hitting free agent or trade target.

Bucs not rushing to find a fourth outfielder

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:54:28 EDT

The Bucs may address their need for a fourth outfielder this offseason, Neal Huntington said on Tuesday, but only if they find a clear upgrade over their existing options.

Winter Meetings interview with Clint Hurdle

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:10:51 EDT

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle met with the media on Wednesday at the Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Pirates' Top 30 prospects list

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:56:17 EDT

Who do the Pirates have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Pittsburgh's Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch.

Pirates would listen to trade offers for Cole

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:44:12 EDT

The Yankees are interested in acquiring Gerrit Cole, MLB Network insider Jon Heyman reported Monday, the first day of the Winter Meetings. That doesn't necessarily mean a trade is imminent, or even that one will take place this offseason, but the Pirates will listen to offers for their Opening Day starter.

Closer to hone: Bucs forming offseason plans

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:00:00 EDT

Now, perhaps, the Pirates' offseason plans will come into sharper focus.

Parker misses out on Baseball HOF

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:22:48 EDT

For all his career accomplishments, the Cobra is not heading to Cooperstown.

McCutchen's status a hot topic at PiratesFest

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 20:24:48 EDT

With the Winter Meetings drawing near, the buzz at PiratesFest on Saturday at PNC Park was less about what the Pirates should bring in and more about who they shouldn't move out. Namely, Andrew McCutchen.

Rivero aiming to sign long-term deal with Bucs

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 18:07:00 EDT

Pirates closer Felipe Rivero says he lets his sister, Priscilla, handle most of his offseason business. She could be busy next week.

Winter Meetings history on Pirates' side

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 12:52:01 EDT

As they often remind us, the Pirates will never set out to "win the winter." Their budget prohibits splashy free-agent signings, and they rarely find themselves in the middle of blockbuster trades in the offseason.

New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:15:18 EDT

New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.

Analysis bolsters Bucs' plan to play Cutch in CF

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 13:35:07 EDT

Two months into the Pirates' offseason, general manager Neal Huntington has developed a go-to answer for all questions regarding the future of Andrew McCutchen.

Bucs ink two players to Minor League deals

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 18:53:31 EDT

The Pirates announced a pair of Minor League free agent deals on Thursday, officially agreeing to sign outfielder Todd Cunningham and right-hander Richard Rodriguez.

Pirates head to Meetings with holes to fill

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 11:56:21 EDT

Are the Pirates buyers or sellers? Is this the time for one last push around Andrew McCutchen, or is it the start of a rebuilding process? Some clarity may come next week at the annual Winter Meetings.

Pirates take part in annual CARE-a-van

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 21:52:51 EDT

A handful of Pirates kicked off the club's annual CARE-a-van on Wednesday by going back to their roots in Altoona, home of the Bucs' Double-A club, and getting in touch with their inner child at Highmark SportsWorks at the Carnegie Science Center.

Pirates have pieces for quality bullpen

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 19:18:28 EDT

Two years ago, the Pirates employed the Majors' most effective bullpen. The group, led by Mark Melancon, Tony Watson and Jared Hughes, quietly posted a 2.67 ERA, the best in the big leagues in 2015.

Inbox: When will quiet Bucs ignite Hot Stove?

Mon, 4 Dec 2017 18:46:46 EDT

What is going on this offseason? It's December and it seems like nothing has happened. Are the Pirates just waiting to see what everyone else does? -- Bill K., Pittsburgh

MLB Pipeline's Top 50 Draft prospects for 2018

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 12:08:54 EDT

For the first time in three years, the top spot on's early Draft Top 50 list is not topped by a high school pitcher. It should come as no surprise that the top guy is still a pitcher, and one from the 2017 College World Series champion Florida Gators. Right-hander Brady Singer, who helped pitch them to that title as a sophomore, is the clear choice as the best overall talent in the 2018 Draft class.

Bucs offer contracts to 4 arb-eligible players

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 21:41:00 EDT

As expected, the Pirates tendered 2018 contracts to all four of their arbitration-eligible players -- Gerrit Cole, George Kontos, Jordy Mercer and Felipe Rivero -- prior to Friday's deadline.

Meccage Bucs' new assistant pitching coach

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 20:30:57 EDT

The Pirates created two new positions in their front office and named Justin Meccage their assistant pitching coach as part of a series of moves within their baseball operations announced Friday by general manager Neal Huntington.

Cutch's son's name is Pittsburgh-appropriate

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 18:56:40 EDT

Cutch's son's name is Pittsburgh-appropriate

Victory Field is ready for the holidays

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 19:47:59 EDT

Victory Field is ready for the holidays

Inbox: Will Pirates really trade Cole?

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 13:33:23 EDT

Beat reporter Adam Berry answers fans' questions in a new edition of the Pirates Inbox.

Parker worthy of Cooperstown consideration

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:03:43 EDT

There is absolutely a Hall of Fame case to be made for Dave Parker, even with the trouble he had in the middle of his career. But with Parker, so much is thinking about how amazing the young Cobra was and what might have been.

Hello spring: Schedules are out

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:14:20 EDT

The Pirates open their Spring Training schedule on Feb. 23 against the Rays in Port Charlotte, Fla., with their home debut set for Feb. 24 vs. the Yankees at LECOM Park in Bradenton, Fla. The Bucs' 33-game slate in Florida ends March 27 on the road against the Phillies.

Pirates claim lefty Moll off waivers from A's

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 20:01:50 EDT

Continuing their search for left-handed relief options, the Pirates on Monday claimed Sam Moll off waivers from the A's.

MLB in '04, when Eli Manning last missed game

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 22:17:15 EDT

Baseball in 2004, when Eli Manning last missed a game

Pirates' treasure: Bucs bring hurricane aid to PR

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:55:12 EDT

As their planes descended into San Juan, they witnessed the devastation. The island Mike Gonzalez loves was littered with debris, its people without power and water. Frank Coonelly saw entire towns leveled. Joey Cora struggled to see Puerto Rico, his home, "so destroyed" by Hurricane Maria.